Setting Up Chronolator Documents
Working with the Browser Tools

The Chronolator Browser Tools provide a way to process chronologies in a Web Browser (Chrome and Firefox for example).

It is important to note that only the software resides on the Web. Your chronologies stay on your computer, completely under your control. Their confidentiality is not compromised.

However, the Browser tools and Chronolator for Word use different types of file. This section describes how to transfer chronologies between them.

Transfer from Word to the Chronolator Browser Tools

On the Chronolator toolbar, press Publish > JSON to produce a file in JSON format:

Note that the JSON file is unencrypted and can be read by humans with a simple text editor. If you want to prevent this, open it in any of the Chronolator Browser Tools and save it: this will produce a txt file that only the browser tools can interpret.

If you want to further protect the chronology with a password, refer to the Help in the Browser Tool.

Transfer from the Chronolator Browser Tools to Word (or Excel or other program)

There are two ways to transfer data from the Chronolator Browser Tools to Word:

Use the Conversion Tool if you want to use Chronolator for Word features. If you only want to produce a plain Word document, you can use the Clipboard.

Using the Conversion Tool

The conversion tool works on a JSON file created by the Browser Tool. Refer to the Browser Tool's Help for details of how to create one.

If you already have a Chronolator for Word licence, you will find the Conversion Tool in the ChronologySetup folder.

If you do not, you can download it from

In either case, the aforementioned Web page includes instructions about how to use it.

Using the Clipboard

Step 1 - copy the chronology to the Clipboard

Refer to the Help in the Browser Tool for details of how to copy the chronology.

Step 2 - paste the Clipboard to another program

You can paste the clipboard into another application such as Microsoft Word or Excel (or, indeed, any other).

You can paste the clipboard by using the Paste button on the Home tab, or by pressing Ctrl+V.

The following instructions assume you are pasting into a new, blank Microsoft Office document.

After pasting

Excel should automatically convert the data when you paste it into a blank spreadsheet.

Word will also do so, as long as you press Keep source formatting option on the small Paste Options menu:

(for more information, see this Microsoft article).

If you paste the clipboard as plain text, you will need to convert it to a table like this:

Line breaks: Word and Excel

If your table contained line breaks, they will have been transformed into the ` character .

Do the following to change them back into line breaks: